By Agnes E. Nantaba
Bahati Hilda is a life coach, speaker and counselor. She spoke to Agnes E Nantaba about living her dream of transforming lives of people who are lost in family, career and relationship frustration
Any three things we don’t know about you?
I am the first born in the family of five and did Information Technology (IT) as the first degree although it was not my line of interest. To chase my counseling passion, I enrolled for a bachelor’s degree in Guidance and Counseling at Kyambogo University.
My research in human relationships finally equipped me with the skills to practically do life coaching. My first client was my boss who was a CEO in a company where I was working and one of the virtues he passed on to me was never to hold on to a man who is not forthcoming because there is always another chance to grab. I am a family oriented person.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Happiness is about having peace of mind and creating tranquility in your heart by accepting that although there is a life you have not attained, at the end of the day, you have life.
What is your greatest fear?
A time will come when I can’t do what I am doing right now due to life’s circumstances. I have learnt to recruit people into my career whom I know that at one point in life, my soul will be living through them.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
I tend to give too much of myself which at times drains me a lot. I am however learning to retreat a bit.
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
People who don’t want to take responsibility over their lives and end up shifting the blame to others.
Which living person do you most admire?
My mother Christine Kaligirwa; she has been patient, steadfast, reliable and a fallback position for me.
What is your greatest extravagance?
I just love looking good so if anything is in the line of good makeup, nice hair or clothes, I can even forego a meal or anything else to have it.
What is your current state of mind?
I am at peace although it’s time for me to prepare for the expansion. I am preparing my mind and material to make sure that when the greatness comes, I should be able to embrace it.
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
The so called celebrities in Uganda have not lived a life worth to be celebrated.
On what occasion do you lie?
It used to be about time due to miscalculations. I have however learnt to work on it especially to the person I love.
What do you most dislike about your appearance?
As ladies when we grow, we tend to put on weight in some parts where we may not want especially belly fat. But I am now contented and whoever has to love me should do it the way I am.
Which living person do you most despise?
I don’t keep grudges but I despise self-centered people
What is the quality you most like in a man?
Faithfulness and truthfulness.
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Self- loving and dignity.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
I have learnt to separate a lot of emotions; to that tune, my parents are the greatest.
When and where were you happiest?
That moment when I realised that I have control over what life brings to me; it happened two years ago.
Which talent would you most like to have?
Singing positive music is my second passion.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Starting and sustaining Life Fix as a company; I didn’t anticipate it to get into and change people’s lives this quick.
If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
The same person to finish what I started.
Where would you most like to live?
I would give up everything just to stay here in Uganda.
What is your most treasured possession?
My mentor, Timothy Sabiiti; he guides me and when I need to refill, I rush to him.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
It’s not poverty or lack; its being at the mercy of someone who drains you until you drop dead.
What is your most marked characteristic?
I am a very reserved person.
What do you most value in your friends?
Value addition and simplicity about life.
Who are your favorite writers?
Mark; he’s a blogger who prefers not to share his second name
Who is your hero of fiction?
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Napoleon Bonaparte; he was rarely good at most of the things he did but was a big risk taker.
Who are your heroes in real life?
My parents; Patrick Dzombo and Christine Kaligirwa
What are your favorite names?
Daniela and Bahati Hilda; I have a strong attachment to them.
What is your greatest regret?
Not discovering myself earlier enough.
How would you like to die?
What is your motto?
Everything is achievable if I put my thoughts and actions to it.